Highway Research Record

VI. RESEARCH WORK DONE IN ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS RELATED TO THESIS WORK
C. TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION
Travel Demand Characteristics for Multiplexes: A case study, Delhi and Gurgaon

Duration:January 2004 to June 2004
School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi (R)

Scope and Objective
Various objectives of the study were to appreciate the various components of multiplexes along with their activities; to appreciate the area with respect to its trip rate for various activities and the nature and magnitude of travel demand generated by the multiplexes; to compare the trip characteristics of various activities as against similar activities located independently at other locations; and to recommend guidelines for planning multiplexes.

Methodology
The study has been carried out in various stages starting with establishing the need for the study. Then literature review was done to study some of the concepts and theories related to multiplexes. The next stage was data collection as the study was based on extensive primary survey (four types of primary survey was done: Establishment survey, Employee survey, Visitor’s survey and Parking survey) supplemented by secondary data. After collection of necessary data analysis was done. The last stage was assessment of travel demand followed by conclusions and recommendations.

Findings and Conclusions
Parking facility as a part of transport infrastructure development for multiplex is presently considered to be 2 ECS/ 100 sqm floor area. The parking standard does not account for specific activity types such as shopping, restaurants, recreation, and cinema. There is a need to work out suitable parking norms with respect to various activities in multiplex. While estimating travel demand for multiplex in India global practices that has been worked on a larger scale should not be taken into account. The study reveals that there are large variations in trip attraction rates across different establishments within the multiplex.

Report
Tarun Jain, “Travel demand characteristics for multiplexes, Case study: Delhi and Gurgaon”, Master’s Thesis (unpublished), Department of Transport Planning, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, 2004